Carol Ellen Kowalik

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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

There's something particularly spectacular about witnessing the decay of a once-grand building. Lavish trappings fall into disrepair, once proud …

Remembrance Day

I Heart My City: Zoe and Don’s Kingston, Ontario

Greetings, city-lovers! Today we’re heading north to Kingston, Ontario, a city <b>Zoe and Don Timperon</b> want recognized for its World Heritage status, and much much more.<p>Want to see your city on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions<p>into an e-mail, fill in your answers, and send your …

33 Amazing Plates Of Food

How can you just sit there chewing, content with your sad, conformist sandwich? You could be turning your food into ART.

Ice Cream

Did Google lay an egg by honoring Cesar Chavez instead of Easter today? http://on.mash.to/ZSVran

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Loneliness

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Yellowstone National Park

2020 US Census expected to move online, catch up with 2010

The US Census is an expensive beast to run when paper is involved: multiply the $96 per household of the 2010 Census by millions of households and you'll feel the government's pain. When the mandate is to keep those expenses in check for the 2020 study, it's almost no surprise that the Census …

Find the right gluten-free products in seconds!

The #1 question in the gluten-free community about products at the grocery store used to be "is it gluten-free?"<p>As a result, we now have a much …

After 55 years, Ohio's Easter Eggshelland comes to an end | Reuters

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - After more than 50 years, loyal fans have one last chance to visit the Easter bunny and other Easter-themed mosaics made of thousands of brightly colored eggs on a lawn in an eastern suburb of Cleveland.<p>A portrait of Ron Manolio made of colored eggs graces the front lawn of …

WATCH: Finally, Video Games You Play by Peeing

What inspired prince-of-lavatories genius came up with this: video games you play by peeing.<p>No, not in the middle of your living room with a …

North Korea

<b>Full war declaration statement from DPRK (via KCNA):</b><p>The moves of the U.S. imperialists to violate the sovereignty of the DPRK and encroach upon its supreme interests have entered an extremely grave phase. Under this situation, the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un, brilliant commander of Mt. …

North Korea

Curious Cat Walks Over Medieval Manuscript

Inky paw prints have been discovered in a 15th century manuscript.<p><b>From ancient Egyptian religions to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" to the latest I Can Haz Cheeseburger meme, felines, literature, and culture have enjoyed a long love affair. But perhaps no other feline has walked through history</b> …

Under Amazon’s Wing, Goodreads Plans Closer Integration While Retaining Its Indie Status

Following this afternoon’s announcement that Amazon has agreed to acquire Goodreads, I had a few minutes to talk to the Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler and Amazon VP of Kindle Content Russ Grandinetti. They stayed pretty vague about the two things I was most curious about — how the deal came together, …

Gigaom | “First do no harm”: My interview with Amazon and Goodreads on the future of Goodreads

Advertisement<p>Amazon announced Thursday afternoon that it has acquired the popular book-related social networking site Goodreads for an undisclosed …

Amazon scoops up Goodreads social network

The giant Web retailer pays an undisclosed amount to acquire the book-reading social network.<p>Amazon agreed today to buy book-recommendation site Goodreads for an undisclosed amount.<p>The San Francisco-based company should provide Amazon with another way to get readers to buy books from it, both …

San Francisco

Why Introverts Have All the Fun

If you've ever read or heard author Susan Cain talk about the power of introverts, you already know that they can be misunderstood. Being introverted …

Google Launches Maps Engine Lite, Makes It Easy To Create Advanced Custom Maps

For years now, Google has offered its Google Maps Engine to enterprises that want to visualize their custom geospacial data. Starting today, anybody will be able to use a subset of this functionality, thanks to the launch of Google Maps Engine Lite (beta). This new tool, Google says, will allow any …

Monsanto, DuPont bury the lawsuit hatchet, set to make more GMO

Monsanto is ready to shelve its $1-billion claim against DuPont for what they called an infringement of their 'Roundup Ready' soybean patent. DuPont, …

Penguin Lifts Library Ebook Purchase Embargo

Penguin Group today announced that it will be changing the terms on its library ebook lending program, and on Tuesday, April 2, will begin allowing …

Looking for a Google Alerts Alternative? Try This

Google Alerts isn't working. Updates from Google's service, which pledges to notify users every time new search results appear for any keyword they …

13 Parodies of the Human Rights Campaign’s Red Equal Sign

<i>Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign’s pink-and-red equal sign went viral — becoming the online symbol of the gay marriage cases before the Supreme</i> …

21 Vintage Easter Cards That Will Totally Creep You Out

It's absolutely encouraged to send these to your enemies, though.

Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32 pct

1 / 2<p>FILE - In this March 23, 2010 file photo, Marcelas Owens of Seattle, left, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., right, and others, look on as President …

Health Care

Tibet on Fire

An online journalism platform that tells the story behind the crisis in Tibet using the latest in interactive media. | Check out 'Tibet on Fire' on …

Russia to ban cash transactions over $10,000 - Russia Beyond

Russia may ban cash payments for purchases of more than 300,000 rubles (around $10,000) starting in 2015. The move is expected to boost banks’ cash reserves and put a damper on Russia’s shadow economy. However, the middle class will most likely end up having to pay the price for the scheme.<p>Moscow …